Arizona Diamondbacks vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 7/27/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Texas Rangers
Date: Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona (+130) Texas (-172)
Taylor Widener and the Arizona Diamondbacks (31-70, 5th in NL West) are headed to Globe Life Field on Tuesday where they'll meet the Texas Rangers (35-65, 5th in AL West). The Rangers open this contest at -172 while the Diamondbacks are priced at +130. The O/U is set at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Taylor Widener and Dane Dunning.
The Diamondbacks have accrued 183 doubles as a team and have hit 91 balls out of the stadium. Arizona has a slugging rate of .379 and have struck out 908 times, while taking a walk on 348 occasions. As a team, the Arizona Diamondbacks are notching 4.2 runs per game, which has them sitting at 22nd in MLB. They have accrued 398 runs batted in as well as 803 base knocks on the campaign, and their average at the plate is sitting at .234. They have earned a total of 422 runs scored while having a team OBP of .311.
The Diamondbacks are sitting with a team ERA of 5.31 this year (29th in baseball), and they have struck out 788 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 335 hitters and their FIP sits at 4.88 as a squad this year. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.35 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.45. Diamondbacks pitchers have conceded 148 long balls in addition to 572 total runs (30th in the league).
The Diamondbacks relief pitchers have a save percentage of 38.7% and has entered the game in 76 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 127 base runners over the course of the season with 29.1% of those players crossed home plate. Diamondbacks relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 84 times in addition to having 87 appearances in high leverage situations. The Diamondbacks have dispatched 349 relievers to the mound on the campaign. The bullpen have 44 holds on the season (19th in baseball). They have compiled 12 saves on the season and have missed out on 19 of their 31 save opportunities.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have amassed 2,631 putouts on the year, in addition to 888 assists and 61 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .983 which has them ranked 22nd in baseball, and have a total of 623 double plays. The Diamondbacks have turned 67.8% of balls in play into outs in their 7,893 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 27th in baseball.
Widener has taken the hill for 53 frames and has tallied 55 K's during his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 3.91 (23 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.283. He has surrendered 45 base knocks (7.6 hits per nine innings) with 23 walks. Widener (1-1 record in his career) has a FIP of 5.68 and he has gone up against 233 opposing hitters in the major leagues.
The Rangers hold a team slugging % of .371 and they score 3.84 runs per outing (29th in MLB). They have recorded 120 doubles, while taking a walk 296 times and putting up 384 runs. Texas has knocked in 110 HRs on the season as well as 367 RBIs. They have struck out on 893 occasions (13th in baseball) and have accounted for 746 base hits. The Texas Rangers have tallied an OBP of .296 and a batting average of .226 for the season.
The Texas pitching staff have given up 496 runs for the year while holding an ERA of 4.74 (461 earned runs conceded). They have given up 144 homers and they relinquish 5.10 runs per 9 innings (24th in baseball). The Rangers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.352 with a FIP of 4.66 as a team so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.55 (789 strikeouts vs 309 walks). They are sitting at 28th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 874.
Texas bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 37.5% out of their 136 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 82 times in high leverage situations and on 89 occasions with runners on. With 62 save situations, the Rangers have 30 holds in addition to 14 blown saves. They are currently ranked 25th in the league holding a save rate of 54.8%, and they have sent 299 bullpen pitchers to the hill on the year. Texas has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 31 save opportunities and they have walked away with 17 saves.
In 7,875 innings on the field, the Rangers have earned a efficiency on defense of 69.1% (21st in the majors). The Texas Rangers have turned 87 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .984 (12th in baseball). The Rangers have 903 assists, 57 errors and have amassed 2,625 putouts so far this season.
In his pro baseball career, Dunning has surrendered 115 base knocks while he has accumulated 122 strikeouts in 117 innings. He has conceded 55 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.334 and a FIP of 3.7. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.90 and he has faced 503 opposing hitters during his career. Dunning (5-7 career record) holds a 4.21 ERA and has surrendered 8.8 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Texas (-172)
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